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HER Number:MDV56081
Name:Wheal Maria, Castle Shaft


Castle Shaft is the western shaft at Wheal Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 416 738
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SW/504/1/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHAFT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T., 1989, The Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock (Article in Serial). SDV219136.

Richardson, P. H. G., 1992, The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913, 94-108 (Article in Serial). SDV323598.

1920's shaft. Part of the re-opened Wheal Maria Mine, Devon Great Consols.

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 54+fig 38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Castle Shaft is the western shaft of Wheal Maria mine into Main Lode. The shaft could not be found during the survey but local people say it was at this location & capped in 2000. It is recorded as being 60 fms (109.73m) to the west of Gard's Shaft which would locate it closer to the adit to the west (see PRN 71295). Other details: Site 30.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219136Article in Serial: Pye, A. R. + Dixon, T.. 1989. The Arsenic Works at Devon Great Consols Mine, Tavistock. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 47. Paperback Volume.
SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 54+fig 38.
Linked documents:1
SDV323598Article in Serial: Richardson, P. H. G.. 1992. The Mines of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley after 1913. British Mining. 44. A5 Paperback. 94-108.

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV42207Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Maria (Monument)
MDV71295Related to: Wheal Maria, Adits & Leats (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1219 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 4 2006 7:40PM